Chrissie Hynde Blames Herself for Being Sexually Assaulted

In her new book, the Pretenders singer opens up about being sexually assaulted and why she blames herself.
3:25 | 09/15/15

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Next up, rock and roll hall of famer chrissie hynde under fire for part of her memoir, "My life as a pretender." She blames herself for being sexually assaulted and linsey Davis has the story. Should we have a look? Sure. ? Don't get me wrong ? Reporter: Chrissie hynde, the lead singer of the pretenders once known for topping billboard chars with hits like "Don't get me wrong," "I'll tan by you ? and "Brass in pocket." ? I'm special ? Reporter: Is now sparking controversy with her new tell all book entitled "Reckless: My life as a pretender". I'm not sheer to advise anyone or validate myself or justify anything. I say I regret a lot of things I did. Reporter: The rock and roll hall of famer reveals she was raped by a gang of bikers and is an emergency medical physician at northwestern. If you have significant pain, please, ple it. We're often taught to ignore pain or quote/unquote work through it. Severe pain canften omesti be an indicator something is somewherely wrong. With pain often comes sometimes be seen with something as simple as a bone and have a fracture site that's bleeding and some spraps are more complicat thaedn others. Walking on a broken bone can lead to long-termcomplications. And an excruciating crack or pop, not something to ignore. That's a fairly ominous finding. Hear something like get checked out right away. It can sometimes occur with simple sprainsbuttentypes we hear those when you tendon rupture or when you have a broken bone. Here with us now, Dr. Jen sort of -- why do you dress provocatively? Reporter: Hynde says rape isn't really her subject but she's happy to talk about today's pop stars making what she describes as sexually explicit videos. Well, to me it's pornographic, yeah, when you're in your underwear and you're bumping and grinding and singing your song. I'm not trying to criticize other women. I'm saying if you're song it through sex then don't say you're a feminist on behalf of music because I think little girls get very confused by that. Reporter: Her book reinforces the notion that sex, drugs and rock 'N' roll really are an inseparable trio and details her addiction of drugs and her love affair of London. This is your neighborhood. Where she still walks the trees with little fanfare. Look at you, darling thing. Reporter: Her obsession for animals trump only by her passion for music. I have to get this. Reporter: Today she says she's completely drug-free. But the rest of her, what you see is what you get persona is virtually unchanged. Still rocking out, still unapologetically herself. I'm glad I did what I did because I did what I wanted to do which was to get in a band. And that she did. She says the secret to her success was surround herself with better musicians. She is still performing today much as for the book if you don't like it, you can close it. You've met people that call it hike they see it. Explained herself pretty well. Just telling her own story. Wasn't making commentary on anyone else's situation. Thanks, linsey. Outside to ginger.

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